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Starting Now (Are You Ready for Service? No. 4)

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Starting Now (Are You Ready for Service? No. 4)


Published 1951


High school students anticipate and prepare for the military draft.


Run time 10:40
Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTEMPLATE BEGINNING OF THEIR MILITARY SERVICE & AGREE TO PREPARE. THEY HOPE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM RECRUITING LITERATURE, CURRENT MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, SCHOOL COUNSELORS, PASTORS, EX-SERVICEMEN, & OTHER SOURCES.

"The great struggle of our times. The struggle between freedom and tyranny, between democracy and communism, is a serious, deadly struggle. And you, your life, will be affected by it. You know this. You also know that your part in that struggle will mean many kinds of service to the cause of freedom. And you will consider that service a part of citizenship. You know that you should include military service in your thinking, in your life plans. . . "

"Now is the time to begin." Every high school age young man should be starting to form himself into the mold of the soldier, adjusting himself both physically and emotionally to conform to the demands of military service. Portraying three high school teens, one approaching graduation, one in his junior year, and the last one a sophomore, it advises on how they can "Find Information, Check Yourself, Develop Yourself, START NOW" to make the long-term changes in order to become the ideal soldier entering military training.

A tank slowly moves toward the camera.
Close-up of the tank cannon approaching, a soldier, looks through binoculars.
An American flag waving
Soldiers walking out of the trees into an open path, wearing helmets, holding guns.
A young man standing in front of a bookcase with his hand in his pocket.
Close-up of a binder of military pamphlets being flipped through.
Close-up of a soldier's face.
A sort of smug, dull-witted teenage boy shrugging his shoulders while he speaks.
Soldiers in uniform and helmets, carrying guns running through dusty land.
Soldiers in the barracks, polishing shoes, making beds.
flag bearers.
A soldier in the barracks, reading a letter.
Soldiers in unison, shifting the positions of their rifles.
soldiers washing off the deck of a ship
Soldiers swimming in the ocean wearing helmets and carrying guns.
Text: "Find Information, Check Yourself, Develop Yourself, START NOW", becomes superimposed over a man doing pull-ups, pushing a dolly, speaking with a pastor, visiting a doctor.




MILITARY SERVICE ARMY DRAFT NAVY MARINES TEENAGERS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECRUITERS COUNSELLORS PASTORS SELECTIVE SERVICE DRAFT COUNSELING KOREAN WAR
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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 20, 2005
Subject: NOW!! I tell you.. NOW is the time to begin!!
Pretty unextraordinary "Sign up now" production by Coronet. Here, they take 3 teens asking a lot of elementary questions about the service. All the questions are helpfully answered by the offscreen narrator by summarizing it into 3 points.. Find Information! Check yourself! Develop Yourself! Meh.
Reviewer: cashel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2003
Subject: relevant......but
An idea for a new and possibly important film...Show this 50 year old film to audiences of 18 year adults...Record their reactions and comments..
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